Christopher Owens

About Me
Colin's Construction Blog: Building a House

Hi, there! My name is Colin. Last year, I finally completed some construction work on my home. For many years, I had been meaning to do lots of jobs around the place. I wanted to install a new bathroom downstairs. However, I had no idea how to do this so I avoided everything. My wife continued to complain about the lack of progress so I eventually contacted a team of contractors. A plumber, an electrician and a construction team visited my home and completed the work. As they did so, they taught me an awful lot about the best way to complete the job. I hope you find my blog useful.


3 Top Land Surveying Facts for Prospective Land Buyers

2 August 2018
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

It is not always black and white when it comes to property boundaries. Change in land ownership over time and the laying of public utility lines may alter land boundaries thereby making physical measurements different from what is on paper. Therefore, land surveying services are a vital part of buying property. Here are some lands surveying insights for prospective land buyers. Establishing Property Boundaries -- It is a legal requirement to survey a property before any construction work can commence, even if you do not intend to start any construction immediately. Read More …

5 Advantages of Choosing Bricks for Your New Garden Retaining Wall

26 June 2018
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

Even the most humble garden can be turned into a lush paradise of greenery with judicious use of landscaping, but trying to landscape and maintain a garden with significant slopes and changes in elevation can be challenging. Installing a retaining wall to create tier levels of flat earth can be a great way to make your garden easier to handle, providing large areas of level ground for lawns, flowerbeds, patios and decks. Read More …

Why sustainable timber is a top choice for use in home construction

30 April 2018
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

There is a good reason why timber has been used for many years to construct homes and buildings. Contrary to the perception that many people have about timber, it is actually an environmentally friendly and renewable construction material. The perception is that the use of timber is rapidly depleting the forest supply and negatively impacting the environment. This would be true if the timber was not being harvested from sustainable forests. Read More …

How to Choose the Right Shed for Your Backyard

2 April 2018
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

If you don't have a garage on your property, or want to protect your car from the risk of damage caused by lawn care equipment and tools, you might consider adding a shed to your backyard. A shed can also double as a workspace for your hobbies, and might be used to care for delicate flowers or seedlings before they're ready to be planted. Since you might have more options for backyard sheds than you realize, note a few tips on how to choose the best one for your needs and your yard in particular. Read More …

How to plan your perfect marina construction

5 March 2018
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

If your property is on the coast then you have probably considered some marine building works, perhaps a breakwater or a sea wall to protect the coastal environment. If you own a yacht or two then perhaps you have thought about building a private marina on your property. You might even be considering the advantages of erecting a luxury commercial marina with docks, piers, refreshment rooms and similar amenities on the site as a way of generating some additional income from your property. Read More …